Ontario's Green Future


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The Nuclear Model

Prone to breakdown
The reliability of Ontario’s nuclear plants has been simply dismal.  For example, it was claimed that after hundreds of millions of dollars in repairs, the Pickering A Unit 1 reactor would operate at 85% of its capacity.  In 2007, it actually operated at 39% after being shut down once again for further unplanned repairs.

As the Globe and Mail put it, Ontario’s CANDU reactors are “the Edsel of nuclear power.”

EdselThe 1958 Ford Edsel - notoriously unreliable and a huge market flop

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Ontario’s CANDU reactors are “the Edsel of nuclear power"


Ontario's Green Future

Ontario Clean Air AllianceThe Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a coalition of health and environmental organizations, faith communities, municipalities, utilities, unions, corporations and individuals working for cleaner air through a coal phase-out and a shift to a renewable electricity future.